The Short Sightedness Of Americans Will Prolong The Pandemic

Had any of us been asked the last time we had the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time at home a year prior to Covid, we would have revelled in the distant memory. However, that magical dream has turned into a lucid nightmare. We live in this semi-conscious state, awaiting the moment we’re […]

The Social Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the U.S.

COVID-19 has immensely affected the world in ways we never thought.  Across the nation, more than 4 million people have suffered from the virus. Many countries have been able to recover, but the United States, a fully-developed country, has failed to sustain not only its rise in cases but also its social economics. COVID-19 has […]

The Problem With The Solution: Many Americans Still Refuse To Wear Masks

It’s been over four months since the COVID-19 outbreak began in the United States. The country practically shut down, forcing most of its residents to shut down with it. However, instead of seeing the benefits of all the sacrifices they made during the spring months of 2020, Americans are seeing a completely different story this […]

Bigger Than Politics: How America Has Politicized The Lives Of Its People

As the CDC announces that staying home and wearing masks in public drastically reduces the chances of spreading the coronavirus, Americans flood the streets to protest mask requirements and stay-at-home orders. As more and more scientists discover frightening evidence for the existence of climate change and the immenseness of its danger, many Americans are quick […]

Why We Shouldn’t Use Cigars To Celebrate Graduation

     It’s graduation day, your last day on campus. You have on your best clothes, and the school administration concludes the ceremony. You hug your friends and family, think of the mark you’ll leave on campus, the memories you’ve made, and smoke a cigar. Ok, maybe not the last one. But for many high school and […]

Economic Impact of Immigration

As the daughter of a first-generation immigrant, my parents, along with many others, are living proof that the immigration system affects many lives. According to the Pew Research Center, Immigrants in the U.S. make up 13.6% of the U.S. population and yet are still seen as threats. America is full of opportunities, which is solely […]

Upholding Hong Kong’s Trading Privileges

Introduction The islands of Hong Kong, part of the People’s Republic of China, have maintained self-rule since 1997. Once a British Colony, the city has now become a special administrative region allowed to uphold a thriving capitalistic economy and separate government from China. Hong Kong upholds its own borders and legal systems, ensuring rights such […]

Healthcare Should Not Be Tied To Employers

Introduction During WWII, there was a shortage of workers, so salaries rose to attract workers. To prevent inflation, Executive Order 9250 was passed to freeze wages. To attract workers, employers used healthcare insurance to compete for workers. In addition, the Internal Revenue Service made employer-based health insurance exempt from tax in 1943. Therefore, it was […]

Racist Monuments Do Not Belong And Must Come Down

Whether certain monuments should stay up has been a question made for years. In the last month especially, activists have persistently pushed for the removal of monuments depicting racist historical figures. Focusing mainly on confederate monuments, but also attacking those of George Washington among many other figures, these individuals feel that discarding any symbols of […]

The Necessity of Safe and Accessible Abortion Services

The Fight Over Abortion in the US Before the mid-1800s, pre-quickening abortions (conducted before the mother felt fetal movements), were a common procedure among women of all backgrounds. However, concerns over safety drove medical practitioners to advocate for anti-abortion laws in the mid-1800s. The 1873 passing of the Comstock Law prohibited the sale or distributing […]